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Youth First

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in
Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Ali Langen, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Ali Langen, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Ali Langen, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County

Yout First Partner Schools

County Advocates

Bill GillenwaterDrew HeckertClark Stanfill
Andrew WilsonSteven HardingGeoff Gentil
Kelly Carlton
Bill GillenwaterSteven Harding
Andrew WilsonClark Stanfill
Drew HeckertGeoff Gentil
Kelly Carlton

Posey News

By Deena Bodine, LCSW – May 14, 2019 Life can place many demands on us: work obligations, financial pressures, health issues…the list goes on. These life stressors can make it difficult to be at our best as parents, especially when we feel overwhelmed, frustrated, discouraged, or defeated. During this time, we may even begin second-guessing […]

By Sarah Laury, LCSW – May 7 Growing up, one of my favorite parts of summer was going away to summer camp. I counted down the days until school was out and I could start packing for camp. I loved meeting new friends, singing camp songs, learning about nature, and all of the camp games […]

By Laura Arrick, LCSW – April 30, 2019 It is a very busy time of year in local schools. ISTEP and ILEARN have taken over the past couple of months. Finals and end-of-year exams will closely follow. These tests can bring about a lot of pressure and stress for our students. Learning how to manage […]

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What Posey County says about Youth First

“With the increasing demands for support in mental health, the role of our Youth First Social Worker is extremely valuable, not only to our students but also to our parents and faculty. South Terrace Elementary School is fortunate to have this outstanding resource in our building.”

Erin KoesterPrincipal, South Terrace Elementary School